Straighter teeth and the beautiful smile you deserve
Once you decide to improve your smile, the rest is easy. The path to a more beautiful smile is simple and starts right here.
Dr. Gloria Chao is a certified Invisalign® provider.
Invisalign clear aligners are a series of clear, custom made, removable aligners and allow you to transform your smile discreetly and comfortably without using any metal wires or brackets. It’s barely noticeable that you’re having your teeth straightened!
Step 1: Dr. Chao will evaluate, assess and discuss the course of treatment with you. A digital scan of your teeth and photographs are taken and sent to Invisalign® for treatment planning.
Step 2: Your treatment plan is reviewed with you and when it’s perfect, Invisalign® makes your aligners.
Step 3: During your next visit with Dr. Chao in a few weeks, you will receive your first set of clear aligners. You will most likely receive a few additional sets to change before your next visit.
Step 4: You’ll wear each set of clear aligners full time for 10 – 14 days, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Step 5: Congratulations, you’ve finished treatment! When you’ve finished wearing each clear aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have straighter teeth and the beautiful smile you deserve. We recommend wearing your Invisalign® clear retainers at night forever to keep your teeth straight.
A: Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign® translates your doctor’s instructions into a series of nearly undetectable Aligners. You wear each set of Aligners for 10 – 14 days, moving your teeth gradually, day by day, millimeter by millimeter until you’ve achieved the desired result.
A: Thousands of doctors are treating patients with Invisalign®. It works for a wide range of patients whose teeth are too crowded or have spaces between them, as well as for those whose teeth may have shifted after having worn braces in their youth.
A: Invisalign® only works while you’re wearing the Aligners. It’s recommended that you wear your Aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth.
A: The duration of treatment depends on the complexity of your case, which determines the number of Aligners you need. However, the average is less than 12 months, but only your doctor determines the length of your treatment after an evaluation of your teeth.
A: As with traditional braces, the cost will be based on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment. An estimate will be provided after treatment planning. Also, if your dental insurance plan covers traditional braces, it will typically cover Invisalign® to the same extent.